Cupertino High School evacuation orders lifted after threat, students sent home
By Khalida Sarwari
After a threatening phone call forced the evacuation of Cupertino High School, students were sent home for the rest of the day, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.
The school, however, did not appear to be in any danger.
The students, many of whom were at lunch, were evacuated following a robocall that came in to the main office a little before 1 p.m. “alleging a threat of violence against the school,” according to Sgt. Rich Glennon, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
“The number that placed this call has been associated with many school threats across the country so that made it less credible but again we take all precautions,” Glennon said.
According to district spokeswoman Rachel Zloziver, the entire campus was immediately evacuated and parents were notified.
“We have canceled classes for the rest of the day and all evening activities,” she said.
Glennon said the sheriff’s office anticipated a “full-scale active shooter response” but that it gave an all-clear around 2:30 p.m. following a school-wide search that didn’t turn up anything.
The situation led to closure of Finch Avenue from Stevens Creek Boulevard to Calle De Barcelona. Those streets have been reopened.
Classes will resume Wednesday.